Each Monday we bring you a random selection of tunes to help you start the week off right. If you have any music suggestions you feel the world needs to listen to, please feel free to leave a comment below and we will try to showcase as much as we can. Hope everyone enjoys the tunes. Cheers guys.
In the space of four years Marcus has been to almost 50 festivals around the world. Along the way he’s made friends with famous bands, found himself clinging underneath festival cess-pits, and hanging out with people called Acid Chris. This is not his day job—he shoots for stations like HBO and creates music videos. But somehow, between hitch-hiking across the United States and being one of the most sought-after photographers in music, he’s found time to compile his four-year festival experience into a documentary. The film is called No Cameras Allowed and you can watch the trailer now.
Jessy Lopes, a 26-year-old Rhode Island rapper popularly known as J2 NYCE who is currently battling cancer, broke down in desperation during one of his chemotherapy sessions and posted it on Facebook. He has since been flooded with positivity and support from fans and well-wishers. Stay strong! F*ck cancer!
A few years after “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5″ offended everyone and their mother, the seventh chapter in the series doubles up on the lyrical ammo, taking aim at religious institutions and those who follow them blindly. Produced, written and performed by Hopsin himself, “Ill Mind of Hopsin 7″ is a strong reminder of how thought-provoking an emcee he actually is. This one is sure to be a conversation starter. Share your thoughts on Hop, religion, and whatever else you feel might be relevant in the comments section.
G-Eazy unleashed his new single, “I Mean It” earlier in the month, and today he shares the official video for the project. The clip marks a decidedly comedic turn for Eazy, straying slightly from the rapper’s usual stoic and well-groomed badass image, and putting him in an anchorman roll reminiscent of Eminem’s “My Name Is..” video. The clip finds viewers slowly becoming entranced with the rapper’s foul-mouthed words, as he interviews himself, and brags about his conquests (primarily ‘your girl’). Check it out!
Having already given his unique spin to the likes of Pharrell Williams’ Happy and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines in recent days, he’s now set his sights on chart-topping teen Lorde. The result is this ode to the joys of tin foil – which sounds suspiciously like Royals – and which sees Weird Al waxing lyrical about its usefulness as a food storage item, before reminding us of its protective properties against alien abduction. Check it out!
One of the most recognisable theme song on TV gets remixed by MetroGnome, and it’s pretty epic! I’m already getting anxious for the next season to start!
“My music isn’t like the usual Aussie hip-hop you hear. When I was growing up I thought rap was all barbecues, going to the RSL, maybe some politics and I couldn’t really relate to any of it.” Kerser says. “I’ve had people comment to me ‘you think you are living in the Bronx’ when everything I am rapping about is real. My struggles, mates going in jail – it’s all real there’s no fictional characters there.” Besides, for an artist who grew up in challenging family circumstances around Campbelltown in south-western Sydney, surrounded by neighbourhood violence, alcohol and drug abuse, stealing money “so we could get the cool clothes so we didn’t get picked on”, criticisms that his music upsets people isn’t so daunting. “I’m prepared for criticism, I just wish people would open their minds a bit and realise that is going on out there,” he says. “They need to take a trip out west and maybe visit some of the housing commissions ‘cos I’m not exaggerating.” Follow Kerser on Instagram and Facebook.